Auckland. On the weak performance of the New Zealand team in the T20 International match, veteran player Ross Taylor tightened his stance and said that the bowlers of the New Zealand team could not put pressure on the Indian batsmen in the first T20 International match against India. India achieved the target of 204 runs on the basis of a half-century inning of Shreyas Iyer (58 not out) by losing four wickets with one over remaining.
Taylor said that his team scored 10-15 runs on the pitch suitable for batting. Make less With this, his bowlers could not put pressure on the Indian middle order. Taylor said, "It's difficult in Eden Park (Maidan). India bowled brilliantly in the last three overs and we did not get a chance to score more runs. We still managed to score hundred runs in the last 10 overs. "
He said," We bowled well but our batsmen also have to give credit. In T20 you have to learn immediately and mold it in the game. Our bowlers will have to raise the level of the game against their superb batting unit. ”He said,“ During India's batting, we were not successful in throwing too many empty balls which did not increase the required runs and they did not come under pressure. Eden Park is always good for the batsmen.
New Zealand scored over 200 runs through half-century innings of Colin Munro, Kane Williamson and Taylor but before Iyer's field, Lokesh Rahul (56) and captain Virat Kohli ( 45) laid the foundation of the team's victory by putting a century partnership. Taylor praised Iyer, saying, "He does not have much experience of international cricket but under pressure he made the situation easier by sending the ball across the boundary line."